09 Jan Take Notice of Yourself
All day long I am constantly sending messages
… without using my cell phone.
There is never a moment I am not sending a message.
Even when I am silent … much is being said.
Within 5 seconds of seeing me, someone has formed a judgement
About who I am, what I’m like and what I want …
More than words … I speak volumes through my appearance.
It is a silent and powerful language — a visual shorthand.
When I sit, stand, lean over, climb the stairs,
Walk the neighborhood, go for groceries
Or sit on a park bench, people see me.
How do I appear to the person next to me?
Above me? Below me?
What do they see?
What will they look at? What will they think?
Will they consider what my face looks like?
Will they see the real me?
More than an outfit?
More than skin?
A person with personality?
What will they remember about me?
In 5 seconds … an impression has been made.
What kind of person do they think I am?
Realize I have a choice
How I put myself together conveys a strong message
About my values and my goals.
There is a difference between dressing attractively
And dressing to attract.
People react strongly to how I wear my clothing.
I can control what I communicate
And be seen for who I really am.
At home, at work, at leisure, out and about
It is important to send the right signals.
Make the right impression no matter what you are wearing
No matter where you are going, no matter who you are with
Even just for yourself when you are alone
Express the truth of who you are
Your great value.
Take control of fashion.
Look great. Be beautiful.
Even when you don’t feel like it.
Impose a healthy point of view.
Consider what you wear,
The colors and the fit.
Express your highest values:
Self-respect, dignity, honor, integrity
in an outward harmony.
Mirror your principles to others
Meaning, purpose, joy
Dare to be truly feminine
Attracting others to the beauty of your eyes
The wonder of your personhood.
Have people take notice of you in the right way.
Uphold your dignity. Develop your taste
and sense of elegance.
No matter where you are, what you are doing
Dress with style, grace and a true sense of your self-worth
According to your age
Appropriate to your circumstances.
Be that unique and wonderful human being
Worthy of respect and consideration
A real treasure.
Cherish your intimacy
Hold your head high
You are worthy.
Let your clothes be an advertisement
Of your wonderful human dignity
And bring out the best in those you meet.
It’s all a question of choice.
In 5 seconds, what will they remember about the real me?